This month we are featuring Christine Zimmerman who is a Hawkeye ASTD member in our Cedar Rapids location. We asked Christine a few questions about herself so we could get to know her better.
On the job: Tell us a little about where you work and what you do:
I work at the Nordstrom Direct in Cedar Rapids. I'm on the Learning and Development team with a focus on developing new leaders through performance evaluations, providing timely feedback and teaching development classes.
What part of your job do you like best?
I love teaching classes! Being in front of the classroom and helping others to increase their knowledge and understanding is an amazing feeling!
What part of your job do you find the most challenging?
Finding time to fit everything in! I have some very large teams of leaders to work with and provide feedback to, so time management can be a challenge.
What is the best advice you have ever received about how to do your job better that has made a positive difference for you?
Learn to take responsibility for your part in the development of your team and your company rather than allowing things to "happen to you." Quit asking "how did this happen?" and ask, "how can I make this better?"
Why did you join Hawkeye ASTD?
My Manager signed me up and I'm glad she did!
What do you like best about being a Hawkeye ASTD member?
Learning about the opportunities for development available in the area.
Tell us one thing most people don’t know about you.
I was home-schooled in elementary and middle school.
If you would like to talk to Christine more you can contact her at: Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org